PRESS RELEASE March 07, 2005
The new EXILIM EX-Z57 "Black Metal" with 2.7-inch TFT colour display
EX-Z57 "Black Metal"
EX-Z57 "Black Metal"
Norderstedt, March 2005 - The new EXILIM Zoom EX-Z57 "Black Metal" in its black aluminium body feels good in the hand. The 2.7-inch TFT colour display, which can be comfortably set to two brightness levels, is an immediate eye-catcher. 5.0 megapixels and 3x optical zoom make the small digital camera a power package for any photo situation.

Thanks to its SUPER LIFE battery, the EX-Z57 "Black Metal" is extremely powerful. The black-compact takes up to 400 pictures1 after only one charging of the SUPER LIFE battery. It also impresses with user-friendly elements like the Auto Macro function, an integrated 4-function flash with red eye-reduction and the Flash Assist function. Various pre-recorded scenes are available with CASIO's typical BEST SHOT function for all different kinds of picture situations, such as portrait or retro. Additionally, the lifestyle photographer can expand already existing motif programs with his very own BEST SHOT scenes. Hobby directors discover their talent for films with the Movie function and can record movies with sound without time limit2. The internal 9.3 MB flash memory can be increased to any size with commercially available SD/MMC cards.

The EX-Z57 "Black Metal" convinces with innovative technology and accompanying USB docking station. This connects the camera to the PC, transfers the picture data to the computer or charges up the powerful SUPER LIFE battery. The black multi-talent with the large display is therefore becoming a real "must" for design-lovers. Besides the SUPER LIFE battery and docking station the camera comes complete with USB cable, extensive software on CD-ROM and hand carrier-straps. A mobile charger, powerful lithium-ion storage battery (NP-40), various camera bags and other accessories are optional available.

The EXILIM Zoom EX-Z57 "Black Metal" will be available from April 2005.

Further information also under www.casio-europe.com or www.exilim.de.

* Acc. to CIPA standard
** Depending on the size of the memory card
Specifications EXILIM EX-Z57 Black Metal
Recording Format: Still picture: JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.2), DCF, DPOF
Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG, Voice Recording)
Voice: (Audio snapshot, Voice record); WAV
Recording Medium / Capacity: Internal Flash Memory approx 9.3MB,
Card slot for SD-Card / MMC
Image Resolution: Single image: 2,560 x 1,920, 2,560 x 1,712 (3:2), 2,048 x 1,536, 1,600 x 1,200, 1,280 x 960, 640 x 480
Movie with sound: 320 x 240, 15fps
Snapshots:
Image Size
(Pixels)
Resolution Approximate File Size Approximate Memory Capacity (Images)*
Built-in Memory
(~9,3 MB)**
SD Memory Card* 256 MB
2560 x 1920 Fine 2.2 MB 4 108
Normal 1.8 MB 4 131
Economy 1.3 MB 6 178
2560 x 1712
(3:2)
Fine 2.0 MB 4 118
Normal 1.6 MB 5 146
Economy 1.1 MB 7 207
2048 x 1536 Fine 1.6 MB 5 138
Normal 1.2 MB 6 184
Economy 630 KB 13 356
1600 x 1200 Fine 1.05 MB 8 215
Normal 710 KB 12 319
Economy 370 KB 23 623
1280 x 960 Fine 680 KB 12 332
Normal 460 KB 19 509
Economy 250 KB 33 894
640 x 480 Fine 190 KB 44 1188
Normal 140 KB 58 1559
Economy 90 KB 94 2495

Movie with Audio:
Image Size
(Pixels)
Maximum Movie Length Approximate File Size Approximate Memory Capacity
Built-in Memory
(~9,3 MB)**
SD Memory Card* 256MB
320 x 240 Each movie clip can
be recorded up to
the data amount full in memory
300 KB / Sekunde 30 seconds 13 minutes 20 seconds

Voice recording:
Maximum voice recording Approximate File Size Built-in Memory (~9,3 MB)**
Each movie clip can be recorded up to the data amount full in memory. 4 KB / second 39 minutes
* Panasonic 256MB SD Card. Capacity differs according to manufacturer.
**  Some built-in memory is used for storage of system data. Because of this, the amount of built-in memory available to you for storage may be less than the indicated capacity.
Image Deletion: One image, all images
Recording Element: 1/ 2.5" CCD-Chip (5.25 MP total / 5.0 MP effective)
Lens: F2.6 (W) - 4.8 (T), f = 5.8 (W) - 17.4 mm (T) (equivalent to approx. 35 -105 mm for 35mm cameras), 3x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom (12 times both with optical and digital zoom), lens cover
Aperture: F2.6 / 4.3, automatic
Focus Range: Normal: 40cm -
Macro: 6cm - 50cm
Manual: 1x Zoom: approx. 6cm -
3x Zoom: approx. 18cm -
Focus Mode: Contrast-AF (Spot, Multi), manual focus (MF), pan focus (PF), auto pan focus, macro, auto macro, infinity, focus lock
Light Metering: Multi Pattern
Exposure: Programmed-AE
Exposure Compensation: -2 up to +2 EV (1/3 EV units)
Shutter: CCD electronic shutter, mechanical shutter
Shutter Speed: Normal: 1/8 - 1/2000 sec.
Nightmode: 4 - 1/2000 sec.
Fireworks: 2 sec. (fix)
Sensitivity: ISO 50 / 100 / 200 / 400 (automatic/manual switching)
White Balance: Automatic, fix (6 modes), manual switching
Selftimer: 10 sec. / 2 sec. / triple selftimer
Recording modes: Single image, BEST SHOT, movie, single image with voice, voice recording
Recording functions: Single image, BEST SHOT (23 pre-recorded scenes), single image with voice, self-timer, movie with sound, macro, auto macro, voice recording
Additional Functions: Flash Assist function, Icon Help function
Microphone / Speaker: Monaural
Audio RecordingTime: Audio Snapshot: Approx. 30sec. / image
Voice Recoding: Approx. 39min. (within built-in memory)
After Recording: Approx. 30sec. / image
Flash System: Auto, manual-on, manual-off, Red-Eye-Reduction
Flash Range: Approx 0.4m - 2.6m (W) / Approx. 0.4m - 2.0m (T)
Monitor/Viewfinder: 2.7 inch TFT color display (115,200 pixels - 480 x 240)
Playback Functions: Playback zoom (4X), Resize, Trimming, Movie Playback, 9-image screen, Rotate, Reverse, Calendar Screen, Slideshow (Photo Stand), Customizable Startup screen, Roulette
Timekeeping Functions: Date and time recorded with image data; auto calendar up to 2049
World Time: 162 cities (32 time zones); city names; date and time
Others: EPSON USB-DIRECT PRINT, PictBridge, Auto power off, RGB histogram, alarm with image, album feature, favorites folder
Communication: USB
Input/Output Terminals: USB-Cradle with AC-Adater
Power Requirements: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery NP-40 (incl.), docking station with integrated power supply and charging function
Battery Life (with Li-Ion battery): Normal Recording* - Approx. 3 hr. 20 min., up to 400 shots (CIPA)
Continuous Recording** - Approx. 3 hr. 20 min., approx. 1000 shots
Continuous Playback*** - Approx. 7 hr.
Voice recording**** - Approx. 6 hr. 30 min.
Dimensions: 88.5 x 58 x 22.5 mm (W x H x D, excluding protrusions)
Weight: Approx. 130 g (w/o Lithum-Ion battery and Memory-Card)
Standard Accessories: USB docking station (CA-27), AC-Adapter for docking station, USB cable, hand strap, rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery (NP-40), CD-ROM
CIPA Standard
**  Continuous Recording Conditions: Temperature: 23C (73F), Monitor screen: On, Flash: Off, Image recorded every 30 seconds, alternating full wide-angle and full telephoto zoom.
***  Continuous Playback Conditions: Temperature: 23C (73F), Scroll one image about every 10 seconds.
****  Voice recording times are based on continuous recording.

EXILIM is a registered trademark of CASIO COMPUTER CO. LTD. PENTAX. Any other company or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of those companies.

Specs are subject to change w/o notice
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